Scientists at Johns Hopkins, Rutgers and Harvard universities, as well as the University of Trento in Italy, have created a new technique that allows thousands of genes in a DNA sequence to be cloned at once.
Researchers hope the advance in gene cloning will allow them to more quickly identify markers for diseases and discover new medicines.
Until now genes had to be cloned individually in a time-consuming process. The new molecular method allows thousands of the long DNA strands that make up genes to be isolated and cloned at the same time.
The discovery was published June 26 in Nature Biomedical Engineering.
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